A late blooming 51 year old, Derek is wasting no time in establishing himself as a mainstay of the TV and film industry in Northern Ireland.
Having worked as a presenter for BBC NI, and extensively (much to his surprise) as a model in Ireland and the UK. He beat 12,500 other spectacle wearers to be crowned 'SpecSavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year' 2016.
He also has the dubious privilege of having made it to the pages of both Private Eye and OK Magazine. In his other life he works in law enforcement.